ArchiTabula


Spreadsheet and Graphs for ArchiCAD


Starting from version 16, ArchiSuite doesn't contain ArchiTabula, its best features are now collected into the new ArchiTools.
 

Description
ArchiTabula is an ArchiCAD plug-in for creating or importing tables of text or numbers into ArchiCAD. The table contents can be processed into grid form or, if conditions allow, into graph or diagram form with a wide range of customized formats.
 
The contents of the tables created and arranged on the sheet can be updated at any moment without losing the formatting.
The elements placed on the sheet are library parts, maintaining a dynamic connection with the data file. They are directly updated when the original document is modified.
 
Work method
The first step to start work with ArchiTabula is to activate the tools palette.

To do this just open the ArchiTabula menu and select the Display ArchiTabula palette option. The command is available from any 2D window (Plan and Section/Elevation).
 
The palette consists of six buttons serving six different functions.
 
The first Create/Modify Spreadsheet allows you to create electronic sheets for the insertion of information containing text, numbers and mathematical formulae.
The method of use is similar to a normal worksheet, the only limitation, due to API development space, is the size of the sheet composed of 128 lines and 64 columns.
 
 
ArchiTabula allows you to open files in tabulated text format, the save format for ArchiCAD Calculation Lists, and to save them in .SLV format after processing and insert them as objects in the ArchiCAD work plan.
 
Another ArchiTabula function is the Calculator, similar to a conventional one, but with added features which make it popular among users: the option of memorizing up to eleven numbers, visible in the lateral extension panel of the calculator and easy to call up; the Read Length and Read Area buttons which allow you to read data relating to the size of 3D and 2D elements in the plan or in the sections/elevations. There is a double data reading method, or rather you can first select the elements on the plan and then activate the reading functions, or vice versa. These values can also be memorized in the calculator display.
Spreadsheets can also be created with ArchiTabula using the Spreadsheet Object tool.
 
The reference files are those previously created in .SLV format and are opened directly in the dialogue window.
You can also set a series of graphic features in the same window like the background color of the spreadsheet or the font.
The spreadsheet on the plan is an ArchiCAD object and as such can be reopened and modified.
It is quick and easy to choose the type of graph you want to display, thanks to a series of icons in the settings window.
As for spreadsheets, all the information for graphs regarding the fonts, size and display colors can be set.
The Caption Object function creates a caption with a predefined structure, divided into boxes, which change size according to the data inserted.
There is also the option of displaying a personal logo with adjustable size and position. The font type used can vary from box to box. After setting, the caption can be saved and placed on the plan as an object.



ArchiSuite System Requirements
The add-ons require the same configuration as your version of ArchiCAD.

 

ArchiCAD Version
ArchiSuite is compatible with ArchiCAD 17 and subsequent versions and it does not work with previous versions of ArchiCAD.
 
Installing the package
Installing ArchiSuitePlus has to happen in 2 steps:
  1. After downloading, click on the file and an Installer will put the Add-Ons in the correct folder of ArchiCAD
  2. After the Installer finished, it is necessary to prepare the Cigraph-Dongle. Put it into the computer and lunch ArchiCAD. From the menu: Design- Extradesign select “Cigraph Liccenze Activation” and follow the instructions.
 
Custom Work Environment
If you use personalized ArchiCAD custom work environments, the add-on menu might not appear automatically in the ArchiCAD Design menu.
To show the Work Environment Manager dialog, click on Options/Work Environment.
Use this dialog to configure your custom work environments to include the menu for the new add-on.
 
Managing the object library
We recommend not moving the libraries used by the add-on from their original location (in the same folder as the add-on).
Here they will be managed automatically by the add-on and you will not experience any difficulty loading them.
 

ArchiSuitePlus download must be related to the ArchiCAD version and Operative System in use.


To ease your life we developed a dedicated "Installer", which starts after downloading ArchiSuitePlus.


 

 

ArchiSuitePlus

 

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Updates and bugs fixing

 

ArchiSuitePlus for the current and the previous ArchiCAD version are constantly up to date, as soon as new new bugs arise. When you launch ArchiSuite, it immediately advises you for new updates available for free download.
Remember to quit ArchiCAD, before installing any ArchiSuitePlus Update.

 

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